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by iandusud
22 Jan 2021, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

Thanks for all the contributions. Plenty to take in. It’s clear that the jury is still out as to whether cable discs would offer any significant overall benefit vs a well set-up calliper when paired with the 4600 levers. I read elsewhere that the Shimano option is the one to get for those levers bu...
by iandusud
21 Jan 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano front shifting
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Shimano front shifting

How about using a thumb-shifter?
by iandusud
20 Jan 2021, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

NickJP wrote:Our tandem uses Dura-Ace 10s barend shifters with an XTR M972 9s rear derailleur and the combination shifts perfectly across a 10s cassette.

Thank you, very helpful.
by iandusud
19 Jan 2021, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

re the "need" for MTB rear derailleur for large capacity, it depends what you mean by "large capacity" I guess, but we have on our tandem: Sora 9S RD running an 11-36 cassette Front chainrings 46/36/24 Both front and rear are two teeth beyond nominal capacity I think, but the wh...
by iandusud
19 Jan 2021, 7:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

Brucey wrote:FWIW Tiagra 4700 10s, GRX 10s and shimano 11s 'road' RDs all use the same shift ratio, so will all work from the same shifters.

So does that mean that those 10 speed RDs should work with 11 speed bar ends?
by iandusud
18 Jan 2021, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

Thank you everyone for your helpful replies. All food for thought.
by iandusud
18 Jan 2021, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

Dura Ace 9 speed bar ends and Shimano 9 speed MTB mechs have been my default combo for ages, and they work perfectly together. I don't know about Dura Ace 10 speed though. But as said, 9 speed MTB mechs are getting very thin on the ground anyway. TBH I would be perfectly happy to go with 9 speed ra...
by iandusud
18 Jan 2021, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

However the 4700GS mech is running beyond its capacity and although not a problem I'm wondering if an mtb rear mech would be better suited, in which case what works with what? Shimano 9 speed rear MTB derailleurs are compatible with Shimano 10 speed road shifters (whereas 10 speed rear MTB deraille...
by iandusud
18 Jan 2021, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 751

3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

What are the options for a 3x10 speed set up using bar end shifters? On our tandem I currently have a Tiagra 4700GS rear mech with 4700 STI levers. I'm thinking of building up a new tandem and want to go down the route of bar end shifters. I'm assuming I could use the above rear mech with DuraAce 10...
by iandusud
16 Jan 2021, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kid's bike - no end of trouble
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Kid's bike - no end of trouble

Disagree completely. You can get enough oomph with a short allen key. In a kids bike I bet it will be poorly maintained enough to be a problem getting them out, not keeping them in. You're perfectly entitled to your opinion. :) Mine is based on many years of working in the profession. Personally I'...
by iandusud
16 Jan 2021, 12:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Baganda 750 W motor power limiting
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Baganda 750 W motor power limiting

One could try altering the current in the adv settings, though to do this you need to buy a programming cable and download the free software. Problem then with lowering current is the motor will likely run in efficiently. Even so doing this the motor won't be legal as it will be marked 750w. As I u...
by iandusud
16 Jan 2021, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kid's bike - no end of trouble
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Kid's bike - no end of trouble

OP Just hook that brake up as indicated. No disagreement there. Re the allen key and pedals thing. Many of us would actually say that such a tool would not only be fine but better than a spanner. You can't over tighten it that way and many pedals only have an allen key hole anyway. If it is as tigh...
by iandusud
14 Jan 2021, 7:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a 27.5 or even 29 on a 26in & 18f bike
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Fitting a 27.5 or even 29 on a 26in & 18f bike

Whilst I have no idea of what a Barracuda Phoenix looks like the answer to your question has to be no. When you say that the wheels seem to be the "main issue" what is the issue? I'm 6'1" and am perfectly happy riding a mountain bike with 26" wheels.
Ian
by iandusud
14 Jan 2021, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kid's bike - no end of trouble
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Kid's bike - no end of trouble

In any case, after finding the right allen key we managed to get it sorted. I hope you've managed to refit the front brake. I note that you managed to fit the handle bars and pedals "after finding the right allen key". Please note that you will not tighten the pedals sufficiently with an ...
by iandusud
12 Jan 2021, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to get internet streaming films in my garage?
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: how to get internet streaming films in my garage?

Does the electricity supply to the garage come from the house? If so my first choice would be send the signal down that. The adaptors can also act as wireless base stations. This sort of thing although I'm not up to date on models: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WPA4220KIT-Powerline-Broadband-Configur...